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31 December 2005 @ 06:42 pm
God of Computers  
Hi fellow geeks, I have a dilemma.

My dad got me an iPod charger/FM transmitter for my birthday, worth $70. Here's the problem, though: I don't need it! I use an audio tape adapter in my car instead, and I can always charge/sync from my laptop... so we went to CompUSA to return it.

While I was in CompUSA looking for a replacement present worth around the same amount, though... it hit me.

I didn't need ANYTHING in the entire store! I looked at mice, keyboards, PDA accessories, laptop accessories, games, printers, CDs/DVDs, hard drives, cell phone accessories, etc. etc... I either already had it, didn't need it, or didn't want it. I tried my hardest to look for stuff I might like but definitely don't need... just really unnecessary but cool stuff I could use... and I was completely unsuccessful.

Then I went home and jumped onto ThinkGeek... a few low-priced items caught my eye, like this key-shaped multi-tool and some neat lights... I dunno. I might get one or two of those, but I'm just not very enthusiastic about anything.

So my request, for you geeks out there: recommend to me some cool geeky electronics priced around $70. I'll probably just end up keeping the money and using it for games or, uh, food and rent. But if anyone can recommend something extra cool I'll go for it!!!
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on January 2nd, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Hmm... that would be a good idea, although for me, buying a new motherboard also means buying a new processor, new memory, a new video card, new peripherals, new hard drives, etc. etc. And also I mostly use my newer laptop instead of my desktop (which also has more than enough ventilation).

Good ideas, though. I was definitely thinking of games myself, but I think my dad has different ideas for the money...
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CreativEcstasycreativecstasy on January 2nd, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
Colin Jordandarwins_own on January 2nd, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
If you dont have one, I'd say get a nice watch or a good pair of sun glasses. Useful things like that tend to be overlooked. A good coat could be got for around that price as well. I'll look around and see what cool geeks stuff is out there, but honestly, I'd say get something useful. Got to REI and look around.
Elliott Kelleyhastis_epigeios on January 2nd, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
buy some magnets
or some phosphorescent powder
or a spintharscope
or a good UV LED flashlight

or a puzzle alarm clock

or some acrobots

or a POWERbreathe (well I want one.)

or, um... i think i'm out of ideas.
i'd recommend the magnets and some MagnaView fluid. that's probably the coolest.

i'd also recommend Colin's idea. Underarmor is pure awesome.